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FAO support enables farmers in Maguindanao province to participate in the cropping season
 - 30/07/2015 - Agriculture-dependent families in Maguindanao are still reeling from the residual impacts of conflict, drought and flooding that affected the province during the first half of 2015. In order to meet ...read more

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Supporting livelihoods during hard times in South Sudan
 - 27/04/2015 - April is the start of the lean season in the north of South Sudan, and communities are relying on coping strategies to pull through until the next harvest. Last month, ...read more
Pretoria Declaration: For the improvement of Traceability and Livestock Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
 - 23/04/2015 - Sub-Saharan African countries have adopted a declaration on animal identification and recording, a move that is expected to improve food security, livestock genetics and better flock management as well as ...read more
Working with the people of South Sudan to build a food secure future
 - 23/04/2015 - With abundant natural resources, South Sudan has enormous potential to overcome poverty and secure a prosperous future for its people. Agriculture, on which an estimated three-quarters of the population relies, ...read more
Millions of Yemenis face food insecurity amidst escalating conflict
 - 15/04/2015 - Amidst escalating conflict at a crucial time in the country’s cropping season, almost 11 million people in Yemen are severely food insecure and millions more are at risk of not ...read more
Emergency cattle vaccination campaign underway along Syria-Lebanon border
 - 09/04/2015 - Concerns over the spread of high impact transboundary animal diseases are mounting in Lebanon and neighbouring countries as some of the 1.5 million refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria have ...read more
Gathering weather data to provide early warning on climate
 - 07/04/2015 - Crop and livestock activities are extremely sensitive to climate and weather conditions. In South Sudan, over 90 percent of agricultural and livestock production depends on rainfall – which in turn ...read more
Countries pledge to wipe out sheep and goat plague globally
 - 02/04/2015 - High-level authorities from 15 countries pledged on Thursday to collaborate on a global plan to wipe out forever the devastating animal disease known as ‘Peste des petits ruminants' by 2030, ...read more
FAO and government team up to restore food security in northern Mali
 - 01/04/2015 - The government of Mali and FAO have launched the implementation phase of a $5 million project aimed at restoring the livelihoods of households affected by the armed conflicts and climate ...read more
Targeting total eradication of a devastating livestock disease
 - 31/03/2015 - The world can definitively stamp out a plague that devastates sheep and goats, freeing hundreds of millions of rural families from one of the major risks to their food security ...read more
Linking IDPs and host communities through nutrition voucher schemes
 - 31/03/2015 - In the early weeks of the South Sudan crisis last year, thousands of families crossed state borders from Jonglei to Nimule, Eastern Equatoria State to escape violence and fighting. Until ...read more